Kalik is a band from Denmark which I didn’t understand first what they we´re called but now I know that a fucking good punk/HC-band. This interview was done in November 2017


Please tell me a little bit history of the group?
-Kalik is a punkrock band from Denmark, who have played over a 100 shows all over Europe.
The band has played at places like the club Wild at Heart in Berlin. Kalik has also supported the greek punkband Barb Wire Dolls at High Voltage, Copenhagen in Denmark and played in front of around a thousand people at Jelling Festival in Denmark. The times they have played outside of the boarder has been very successful and are now coming back for more.
The band has released a full length album and two EP's. The second EP "Disapproved" has just been released and are available everywhere. Kalik's full length album was the best sold album by a upcoming band at the store that the album was sold at.

Please tell me a little about every member in the group right now, age, family, work, interests and something bad about everyone? Earlier bands?
Other bands on the side?
-Jakob Söby Bassist:
I’m 22 years young, I live in Horsens Denmark with my girlfriend and my cat, I don’t work right now besides the band.
I go to school on Horsens VUC, my interest is wanking in front of the computer, while listening to punk music. As so you can read that’s a bad habbit. My former band was called Defrost but we broke up and right now I only play in Kalik.
Andreas Steinmeyer Drummer:
Wow! Finally my turn! I´m 22 years old and live in Horsens, with myself. I have played drums since 2005 and I almost use every minute of my life, playing drums. Except when I´m working.
I also have a huge interest in drinking Whiskey and listening to vinyls. And when there is enough money to get a tattoo, I´ll get some more. As many as possible. A bad thing about myself is that I´m snore! That’s bad! Thanks a lot!
Niller Friborg Guitarist/Leadsinger:
Hallo! I’m 22 years old and live in Horsens, like the rest. I really love listening to vinyls and fucking. That’s all.

I can hear much different influences but mostly punk and hardcore but also some ska etc? Favorites from the past?
-We are mostly influenced by Black Flag, Minor Threat, Descendents, Leftöver Crack

Disapproved(I took wrong there…I´m sorry) are you satisfied with the name?
How did it came up? You weren’t afraid that some other band would be named like this?,? Which is the best bandname you know?
-First of all we are Named Kalik and Disapproved is the name of our new EP
We made a song called Disapproved and we have a kind of a manager and he always saying that we should come up with some better songs and stuff like that but me made a bunch of songs and decided to put all the songs on a new EP.
And then we called it Disapproved. There is also a lot of political shit involved.
What´s the best thing with playing live?
-One of the best things is that you have a very special connection with the audience.
And it is kind of freedom. You totally forget everything when you are onstage.

And where is best to play? And the worst place?
-Maybe smaller clubs and stuff like that. There is a great energy in clubs and small places. Especially in Germany.
We don´t think there is any bad places. A gig is a gig no matter where it is.

How is to play this sort of music in Denmark right now? Which types of bands do you have concerts together with?
-In Denmark there isn´t a very big scene for punk. Of course, there is punk venues in Copenhagen and Århus, but you know, it could be better!
We played with many different bands. Mostly bands of same genre.

How would you describe your
music in three words?
-Loud, political and raw.

What does punk mean to you, is it only a word or is it a lifestyle?
-Next question please …

How do you see on downloading, mp3 and that stuff?
-We prefer vinyls and cd´s.

How is it to live in Denmark right now? Politically?
-It’s nice to live in Denmark, because of the very good welfare-system. But we have a lot of fascists who dislikes all immigrants.
Our biggest political party right know is DF, which biggest agenda is to kick the immigrants out.

Is there any good bands from Denmark now? Is the punkscene/hardcorescene big?
How is it in your hometown?
-In Horsens there is a smaller punk scene, but in the others big cities like Aarhus it’s blooming a little again.
But the punk scene in general is really small in Denmark. Good Danish punk bands right now: Kräftbarn, Pångk and Ond Tro.

What do you know about Sweden?
-We played once in Södertälje.
All we know about Sweden is that everything is expensive, and you started a small firm called Ikea.

Have you heard any good bands from Sweden?
-Slöa Knivar and Asta Kask.

Your lyrics, who does them and what influences you? Is it easier to do lyrics now or was its easier to do it when you was younger?
Never in danish?
-Mainly Niller writes the lyrics, but we also co-write sometimes.
Niller: For me it’s easier to write lyrics when I feel inspired to do so.

Is there any subject that you never will write anything about??

Politic and music, does it goes hand in hand?
Which is your most political song?
-It does. Our most political song must be Going Nowhere.

Best political band/artist?
-Leftöver Crack.

Do you think that music(lyrics and so on) can change anyones life, I mean people who listens to music?
-Sure can. It can change ones opinions, and by that change ones life.

Your cover on your CD looks really nice, is it important to have a record cover which shows people which type of music you play?
Your favorite recordcover? Who does your covers? And do you have any good recordstores in your hometown?
Don’t really care about stuff like that. Maybe, maybe not. We have a shop called VINYLBIKSEN in Horsens.

Is it important to get out physical records of your stuff? Why or why not?
Vinyl, CD, cassette, what do you prefer if you could choose whatever ?
-Personally we think it’s more enjoyable to listen to physical copies, and therefore we also make that available for our fans!

Please tell me a funny thing which have happened during your career and under some gig?
-We once played a show with our old bassist Ernie, and before the gig we went out skating.
He fell and shat his britches. So he played the whole show with his shitty pants. Another time we played in Berlin and Niller got really wasted. On the way back home, Niller had to puke. So we pulled over on the highway, so he could take care of business. The funny thing was he couldn’t stop vomiting and neither stop farting.

How does your audience look like? Which people do you miss on your concerts? Which is the biggest band you ever have played together with?
-The audience are just punks? People of all genders colors and whatever ?  What the fuck. Well we once played with some fat old men. They were really big. (haha).

Please rank your five favoriterecords?
Black Flag: Damaged
Descendents: Milo Goes To College
Leftöver Crack: Fuck Worldtrade.

Descendents: Everything Sucks
Misfits: Famous Monsters
Rancid: Let The Dominoes Fall
Tool: Undertow
Melechesh: Djinn
Destroyer 666: Cold Steel…for an Iron Age

First, last and most expensive record ever bought?

Is it boring with interviews? Is it much interviews??
-Yes. (haha)

If you could choose five bands from the past and the history and nowadays and both dead and living bands to have a concert together with your band. Which five have you been chosen?
The Germs
The Clash
Minor Threat
Misfits with Danzig

Is music a good way to get out frustration and become a nicer person outside the music??
-Yes Of course!

Which is the most odd question you ever have got in an interview?
-Are you guys religious?.
Hahah and no.

Which is the question you want to have but you never get. Please ask it and answer it?
We don’t know.

Futureplans for the band?
-Get out there and tour. Maybe make a new record.

For yourself?
-Haha the same.

-Growing up is giving up!

Something to add?
-We love Skrutt Magazine!!!